My face became oily after shifting to a tropical climate. It did not get better with treatment. What to do?

Q. How to overcome oily skin and cystic acne after I shifted to a tropical climate?

Answered by
Dr. Rajesh Jain
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 10, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 26, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am concerned about my skin. Previously, I was staying in a cold place, and now I have been shifted to a place with tropical climate. My face started to become oily as there was excessive sebum production it started becoming uneven. I was taking oral Doxt-SL antibiotic and applying Clindamycin on my face but it was showing no effects. So I visited a dermatologist and she prescribed a Salicyclic based face wash and Sotret 8 mg. From the next day, my face started to have tiny bumps. Now cystic acne has also developed over the face. Now, my doctor has advised me to Azithral 500 mg three days a week for four weeks. I want to ask how to treat my skin better. Please help.

Thank you.



I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care.

I would recommend you follow a few things,

  1. Wake up early and go for a morning walk regularly till good sweat.
  2. Take salads and fruits more.
  3. Take plenty of water daily.
  4. Use natural herbal face wash.

I would say consult your dermatologist first and then,

  1. Stop salicylic acid face wash.
  2. Start applying Elovera cream (Aloe extract, Vitamin E Acetate, white soft paraffin) twice a day.
  3. Take Cap Doxt-SL (Doxycycline and lactobacillus sporogens), twice a day on the first day and once every day from the second day onwards.
  4. Tab Allegra (Fexofenadine) 120 mg, one per day for seven days
  5. Later, take tablets of Purim (neem and turmeric) or Amypure (Goliy and neem) two tablets three times a day for 12 weeks to clear it completely.

Thank you.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
How do I treat the acne on my jawline and chin?

2) Excess sebum production ...   Read full

How to treat the acne scars that result from picking and squeezing acne?

Since you take tablet Sertraline (antidepressive), it may also cause acne by triggering excess sebum production ... They develop following acne inflammation and due   Read full

What can I do to overcome oily face?

.. like to reply it in pointwise: Oily face is the nature of the skin. It is very difficult to cure it permanently. But, you can try the following tips.Do not use hair oil or any sticky cream on face. Avoid oily food, chocolate, milk products, dust and us   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.